SALT LAKE CITY — A new license plate raising money to help the Great Salt Lake will soon be available — but only if at least 500 people sign up to buy one.

The license plate is designed to bring awareness to the plight of the Great Salt Lake and ways to save it. It was created following a bipartisan bill passed this year in the Utah State Legislature. Money from the specialty license plate will be awarded to community organizations with projects to help the lake.

But in order for the specialty plate to become a reality, at least 500 people must sign up for it and pay $46 for one. So far, supporters of the plate have gotten 100 people to apply for one, said Sen. Jennifer Plumb, D-Salt Lake City, who sponsored the bill. She said they are hitting up community events to let people know the plate is available.

"Hey, is the Great Salt Lake something you care about? Something you might be interested in having a license plate on your car, which gives a little donation towards education, research, development, that sort of thing," Sen. Plumb told FOX 13 News on Thursday. "It’s been great to see how people have received this."

Information on how to get a Great Salt Lake license plate can be found here.

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Ben Winslow is FOX 13's reporter on Capitol Hill covering a wide variety of topics including politics, polygamy, vice and courts. He has been in the news business in Utah for more than 20 years now, working in radio, newspaper, television and digital news. Winslow has received numerous honors for his reporting, including a national Edward R. Murrow award; the Religion Newswriters Association Local TV News Report of the Year; the Utah Broadcaster's Association and the Society of Professional Journalists. Readers of Salt Lake City Weekly and Q Salt Lake have named him their "Best TV news reporter" for many years now. He co-hosts "Utah Booze News: An Alcohol Policy Podcast," covering the state's often confusing and quirky liquor laws. Winslow is also known for his very active Twitter account keeping Utahns up-to-date on important news.

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